The authors describe the case of a 2-year-old girl with severe persistent asthma whose disease management was complicated by this rare clinical diagnosis.
Abnormal pigmentation, nail dystrophy, and leukoplakia may signal dyskeratosis congenita.
Children with asthma living in single-parent homes were found 50% more likely to return to the hospital within 12 months than children living with 2 parents. What's the real underlying cause?
A 6-month-old boy with 1-week history of dry cough that worsened at night. He had been wheezing off and on for the past month and had visited the emergency department on one occasion.
In this podcast, Dr John Kelso dispels myths and makes a case for office-based spirometry for pediatricians.
A 4-year-old, previously healthy girl presented to a tertiary care children’s hospital emergency department (ED) with large, tense bullae involving up to 40% of her body surface area. The patient’s parents described a 12-day history of itchy, papulovesicular lesions that had progressed into large blisters.
As the calendar advances to the fall months, we are reminded everywhere that it’s time for the annual influenza vaccination. In August 2011, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) updated its vaccination recommendations to include new guidelines for children ages 6 months through 8 years, and for persons with egg allergy.
Like many physicians, I find it difficult to care for a
patient with a terminal disease—a discomfort
heightened when the patient is an ebullient, beautiful
My 18-month-old son has had a diaper rash, with no other symptoms, within a few days of eating a poached egg on 3 separate occasions.
This 9–month–old boy was initially evaluated at age 6 weeks for an extensive eczematous rash on the head and antecubital and diaper areas and blood and mucus in the stool with each diaper change over a 2– to 3–week period. The symptoms were attributed to milk allergy, and the infant’s formula was changed. At 8 weeks of age, a petechial rash developed on the boy’s trunk and legs. His symptoms persisted despite multiple formula changes, and he was referred to the emergency department.